I am so happy to find there is a Paleo magazine and on the cover is Shannon Ford, Mrs. United States 2011, talking about how following a paleo diet has helped her regain her health as a celiac. She says, “I got better going gluten-free. But I got well going grain-free.” That’s been my experience as a celiac! Going gluten-free wasn’t enough. After a year of following a gluten-free diet I still felt exhausted. After three months of following a paleo diet (no grains, dairy, eggs) I’m finally able to do yoga and take a two-mile walk.

Eating this way requires enormous disciple and amounts of time shopping and cooking. But it is healing. And it is very healing to find someone telling the story of your life and to know that you are not the only one. It’s me and Mrs. United States 2011.